Summer SAVY 2018: Session 1, Day 2 – Electrifying Engineering (Rising 2nd)
Happy Tuesday from Electrifying Engineering! Starting the ASK phase of the engineering design process, students figured out they needed to understand electrons, circuits, and electricity to begin their project. We started with the atom identifying the positive protons, neutral neutrons and negative electrons. Ask your student to demonstrate how they remember the charge of each particle. These moving electrons really matter when it comes to electricity! It was a snap to determine one must have connectors, an energy source and an output device for a successful closed circuit. Students also learned the importance of an input device such as a push button or switch to control the circuit using snap circuit kits. We finished class experimenting with different materials to identify the best conductors of electricity. Neurons were firing as students imagined what their interactive toy might be! Tomorrow we will learn the importance of series vs parallel circuits and start creating our toy inventions. If your student wants to learn more about circuits, they can visit the Blobz guide to circuits at http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/swf/blobzguide.swf.
See you tomorrow!
Dr. Zeiger and Ms. Tiffany